As a charitable, not-for-profit organisation that receives no government funding, we rely on the support of the community, corporate and philanthropic groups to be able to continue to support and empower people living with cancer through the delivery of our educational retreat programs.
There are many ways that organisations like yours can support us, from sponsorship, to workplace giving, to hosting a fundraising event, or donating products & services, much needed funds, or volunteering your time…
All acts of support, big or small, go a long way to helping us continue our life-enhancing work.
We have numerous opportunities for your company to sponsor our centre, events, or even individual participants to our cancer retreats. Please email us to discuss your ideas.
Does your workplace run a Workplace Giving Program?
The Gawler Cancer Foundation has an active (DGR) Deductible Gift Recipient status and would be very grateful to participate. Here are our Deductible Gift Recipient details:
Charity Name: The Gawler Cancer Foundation
ABN: 79 160 595 251
Bank BSB: 013 344
Bank Account: 354 574 263
Payment Reference: WPG – your workplace name
In addition to being involved in your program, we would be great to inform your employees about the important work that we do. Please get in touch to let us know that you would like to include us in your program and we will gladly send some information your way.
And if you don’t yet offer Workplace Giving, perhaps you would like to learn more about it?
Workplace Giving is a simple and effective way system for employees to be able to make regular donations to the charity of their choice, and it has no affect on gross income, superannuation payments or fringe benefits.
Employees simply nominate their preferred charity from the selection provided as part of your Workplace Giving Program and then they specify an amount they would like to donate in each pay cycle. The donations are then deducted, before-tax, through your normal payroll system, and donations are forwarded on to the charity as a lump sum.
The following is some information from the Australian Taxation Office about the community benefits of Workplace Giving Programs:
For employers, workplace giving can provide a low cost, administratively simple way of creating community/business partnerships and building employee morale, by mobilising significant funding and volunteer involvement.
For employees, workplace giving is affordable, through a transparent and trustworthy program, with no costly fundraising activities. Employees can make donations in an efficient and tax-effective manner, eliminating the need to collect receipts or wait until the end of the year to claim a tax refund.
For charitable organisations, workplace giving provides long term, stable funding for core programs. This funding has little or no administrative cost – there are no receipts to issue and no costs associated with targeted communications to attract donors.
For easy to follow instructions on how to set up a Workplace Giving Program, please visit ATO Workplace Giving
From an office morning tea to a corporate fun run, if you’re interested in hosting a fundraising event for a worthy cause then please get in contact with us, we would be delighted to support you with the process as much as we can.
You can also visit our fundraising events page on Everyday Hero and join one of the participation events on our page, or register your own event for others to join in on!
Gifts of Products &/or Services
Do you have a product or service that you could gift to our foundation?
From professional services, to office equipment and materials, to gardening tools and supplies or trades work – we are very grateful for any gifts that will help us with the operations of our foundation and the up keep of our Yarra Valley Living Centre. Email us today to let us know how you might be able to help.
All gifts, big or small, go a long way to our continued work in providing quality educational programs and services, expert staff, fee relief to people experiencing financial hardship, and maintenance of our Yarra Valley Living Centre facilities and grounds.
Here are some examples of how your donation will be put to use…
|$9||Baby organic vegetable seedlings for the vegie garden|
|$30||A new cushion for our meditation sanctuary|
|$50||Mulch for a garden bed|
|$80||Covers catering for one person, for one day, at our cancer retreat programs. Includes all freshly squeezed juices, delicious plant-based meals, snacks and herbal teas.|
|$170||A group counseling session for support people during a cancer retreat.|
|$314||One person, all expenses covered for one day, at one of our cancer retreat programs.|
|$500||A park bench ‘in dedication’ within the beautiful gardens of our Yarra Valley Living Centre.|
|$1,680||One person to attend a full 4-night Cancer Fundamentals Retreat including all meals, accommodation, education, empowerment and support.|
|$3,200||One person to attend a full 10-night Life & Living Cancer Retreat, including all meals, accommodation, education, empowerment and support.|
Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Click here to donate online now, alternatively you can call our office during business hours (Monday-Friday) on 03 5967 1730 to make your donation over the phone, with one of our friendly staff.
Our corporate volunteering program runs from March 1 through to the November 31 every year.
We welcome individuals and pairs to spend a day assisting in our beautiful organic and ornamental gardens at our Yarra Valley Living Centre. The centre is located in Yarra Junction and is approximately 1 hours drive from central Melbourne.
No previous gardening experience is necessary however individuals should be prepared to perform physical tasks such as digging and weeding. Some examples of work your team will be assisting with may be:
Upper Market Garden Works
Shaping Beds and putting hay on paths
River Flats Rejuvenation and Fire Prevention
Collecting Branches/ Bark
Ornamental Garden Works
In addition to spending the day with our friendly gardening team, you will also enjoy an introduction into the foundation by one of our staff members, a delicious plant-based wholefoods morning tea and lunch prepared by our retreat kitchen, and the opportunity to soak up the natural beauty of our property in the Yarra Valley.
If you or members of your team would enjoy spending a day at our centre and helping a very worthwhile cause, please email us today to register your interest.